Steve, Gary, Cat, Jim & Laura (several trips) does not encourage anyone to enter abandoned mines.   Our purpose here is to present a historical perspective and an entertaining viewpoint to the many old mines of the West.  Although we have been exploring old mines for more than 35 years, we are by no means experts in this field.   Some of the many dangers include deep, open vertical shafts, rotten or missing ladders, rotten or missing support timbers, loose rock, coller cave-ins, water, carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide, and explosives.   Even if someone were to survive a mine accident, the remote location of most mines causes lengthy delays in any rescue attempts.   All mines shown on this site were thoroughly examined, with all suitable precautions taken when documenting these sites.   We do not take responsibility for any injuries or death which may occur by visiting these mines nor will we provide any directions.


the cylinders blew of the top of this
Steve checks out a nearby engine

Crew Quarters
Abandoned Buildings

in good shape
Work Shed

so many things to see here
Another Building

empty inside
Another Work Shed

Crew Quarters
Crew Quarters

this was once a nice building
Miner's Living Quarters

Flight Picture

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